Briles was dismissed at Baylor on May 26, 2016, for the mishandling of sexual assault issues after Baylor’s regents were briefed on the results of an investigation by Philadelphia law firm Pepper Hamilton.
Numerous observers on social media disapproved of the Tiger-Cats hiring Briles, including Brenda Tracy, a rape survivor who has spoken to college teams across the country on sexual assault issues.
“Out of respect, the noble and decent thing would have been for Art Briles to voluntarily retire from football,” Tracy said Monday on her Twitter account.
Briles guided Baylor to unprecedented success during his eight seasons as head coach, including Big 12 championships in 2013-14.
Briles served as a Texas Tech offensive assistant from 2000-02 before getting his first college head coaching job with the Houston Cougars from 2002-07.
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